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Bachelor's program in Computer Science (starts in winter semester)

Study plans help you to organize your studies. Because the contents of the modules partly build on each other, there are participation requirements for many modules, i.e. you must have successfully completed one or more other modules in order to participate in this module. Because of these dependencies, there are few variations for your schedule, especially in the first four semesters.

You will participate in the elective and optional modules as well as in the proseminar and subject project in the last semesters of your studies. You can choose from the offered courses according to your interest. The time when you attend a proseminar, for example, also depends on when a course of interest to you is offered. Please also note the preview of the next semesters.

Your choice of minor will affect your schedule. For some minors, modules may be omitted; you will attend courses in the minor instead. Specific course schedules for each minor can be found at the bottom of this page. In a few cases, the division of courses into semesters may differ from the recommendations in the module handbook in order to prevent overlaps.

The following two course schedules do not address specifics of minors. Please consider the plans as a recommendation and a suggestion to plan your studies.

© K. Lenschen​/​TU Dortmund
© K. Lenschen​/​TU Dortmund

Structure of the bachelor's degree program in computer science

The bachelor's program in computer science is a full-time and attendance-based program with a standard period of study of six semesters (three years) and is completed with the degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.).

Software cycle (dark blue) In the courses of the software cycle you learn to develop software. The spectrum ranges from the creation of small programs to the investigation of the efficiency of certain algorithms to the development of larger projects in a team.

Systems Cycle (orange) You will learn about important systems in computer science: Operating systems, computer networks, distributed systems, and information systems (databases). They are part of the toolkit of every computer scientist.

Hardware cycle (red) Many problems cannot be solved without an understanding of computer architecture, electrical engineering and communications engineering, which you will learn in the hardware cycle. In the hardware lab, you will apply this knowledge to building robots, among other things.

Formal-Basic cycle (light blue) Computer science uses formal methods that you learn in the math and theory courses to analyze and efficiently solve practical problems.

Electives (purple) The bachelor's degree program in computer science offers you a maximum of elective options. This is ensured by more than 20 university professors and their staff. In the Proseminar, you will learn about scientific work on a topic that particularly interests you. In the subject project, you will be given challenging tasks through which you can apply what you have learned so far in a team. This will prepare you for a successful bachelor thesis.

Minor subject (green) As a computer scientist you will work in an interdisciplinary way. You can choose the minor that prepares you for this according to your interests, e.g. electrical engineering, logistics, mechanical engineering, mathematics, philosophy, physics, rehabilitation technology, statistics, theoretical medicine, economics or an individual minor that suits your ideas.

Practical experience in the Bachelor's program

You will apply the knowledge imparted in lectures not only in practice groups, but also in the internships integrated into the curriculum. In the software internship, you will work on challenging software projects in groups to gain valuable programming experience and skills such as teamwork and project management. The specialist project also involves challenging tasks that are worked on in a group.